How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

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How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by noemon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:14 am

Like for example how we embded a twitter post, or a facebook post or an instagram post in phpbb. How can we make it so that our forum users or guests can embed phpbb posts into their facebook/twitter as well as their blogs or sites?

This I believe would greatly enhance the visibility of our forums as well as propagate phpbb as an alternative social media.

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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by Mick » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 am

noemon wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:14 am
How can we make it so that our forum users or guests can embed phpbb posts into their facebook/twitter as well as their blogs or sites?
This would be better asked at whatever social media support sites you're referring to.
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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by DoctorMason » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:52 am

To a beginner like myself, that reply is of no value and here's why... Consider how many options you'd have just contacting all of the sharing places in popular scripts like the one from miniOrange. Besides that, there are links to scripts such as this one https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/shareon that may help out or at least give more leads to follow that don't require you registering into 20-30 different sites to ask the webmasters about social sharing.

Additionally the response indicates there are no social sharing functions on the board run by the guy giving the advice. This is my 1st post and I came here ONLY to search for the exact same solution; sharing my posts.

Let's hope others posting here have more useful replies.

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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by warmweer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:24 am

DoctorMason wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:52 am
Additionally the response indicates there are no social sharing functions on the board run by the guy giving the advice.
That's a strange conclusion, the foundation on which it was reached is unclear to me to put it mildly.
Additionally, you yourself mention you don't want to register into 20-30 different sites to ask the webmasters about social sharing, yet you find it evident (axiomatic?) that 1 site (phpBB.com in this case) should have the answers related to those 20-30 sites.
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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by Mick » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:38 am

And also note, this topic is posted as a custom bbcode request not an extension request.
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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by noemon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 am

Mick wrote:This would be better asked at whatever social media support sites you're referring to.
It is quite irrelevant to these sites, the issue lies with phpbb not with them and can only be solved by phpbb. When you post a twitter link somewhere that link has a standardised format, it will appear the same on phpbb, the same on wordpress, on blogs, newspapers and so on and forth, when you post a phpbb link somewhere it simply appears as a good old link, if you want to embed content, you will have to post an ugly screenshot, which is not interactive.

Suppose a newspaper wants to share content from your forum in their articles, like they share content from facebook and twitter within their articles, do you reckon they should build custom code just for your sake? Or do you believe that say for example the Independent newspaper should build the custom code for phpbb to make such a thing possible and that then forum owners should approach every single newspaper and site in the planet? Suppose for the sake of argument that we even took up your suggestion, nothing would be uniform anyway. On one site you would appear like a tomato and on another like a potato and on another like celery.

As a new user I am not sure which is the best place to post this. But we would appreciate help with this issue which aside from enhancing our forums, it will massively enhance phpbb itself.

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Re: How can one embed a phpbb post elsewhere?

Post by Mick » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am

There's an extension called Media Embed which handles Twiiter, and many more, on phpBB boards automatically. To post phpBB topics on Twitter or FB the social media sites should have a similar extension to handle phpBB posts. Anyway, I suggest you make an Extension Request.
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